Membership in the MSMS is open to physicians who have earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), have a current and valid Michigan medical license, or who are medical students in Michigan.

Affiliate and military membership classifications are also available.

Advocacy/legislative activity

  • HR 2 signed into law. The “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)” took an important step to bring stability to the Medicare program by eliminating the SGR formula.
  • MSMS-led Expedited Partner Therapy legislation
    became law, authorizing EPT for treatment of sexually transmitted infections, allowing physicians to prescribe infected individuals and their partners. 
  • In 2014, MSMS filed a FOIA to track the status of the Medicaid primary care uplifts, which released millions of dollars to primary care physicians.
  • At MSMS’s, BCBSM now includes all specialties in PGIP.
  • MSMS medical malpractice legislation in 2012 returned the tort standard to the legislative intent of 1993, making Michigan a top state to practice.
  • MSMS constantly fights for legislation to reduce the administrative burdens on private practice such as a universal prior-authorization process, limits to retroactive audits by payers, and the creation of a single drug formulary.

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MSMS Subsidiaries & Partners

Michigan Doctors' Political Action Committee (MDPAC)

The Michigan Doctors’ Political Action Committee (MDPAC) is the political arm of the Michigan State Medical Society. We are a bipartisan political action committee made up of physicians, their families, residents, students and others interested in making a positive contribution to the medical profession through the political process. MDPAC supports pro-medicine candidates running for the State legislature, Michigan Supreme Court and other statewide positions. Join today!

MSMS Foundation

The MSMS Foundation supports professional or public education, research programs and projects in the field of health. Founded in 1945 by Michigan physicians for Michigan physicians, the MSMS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. The MSMS Foundation is concerned with all aspects of health education, research and community-based health projects.

MSMS Physicians Insurance Agency

The MSMS Physicians Insurance Agency, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MSMS, is a full-service agency, offering physicians, their families, and their employees an entire line of insurance products, including professional liability through The Doctors Company, workers’ compensation, health, dental, auto, home, business, and much more.

And MSMS members also receive a discount on professional liability and disability products!

MSMS Practice Solutions

Choosing a vendor for computer systems, office supplies, collections or financial consulting can be a time-consuming and expensive task. To help physician members navigate the possibilities (and save money in the process), MSMS is proud to offer its Practice Solutions program. This valuable member benefit offers considerable discounts on everything from insurance and credit card processing to car rentals.

Professional Credential Verification Service (PCVS)

Professional Credential Verification Service (PCVS) is a non-profit Credentials Verification Organization (CVO), certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and accredited by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), and is fully compliant with The Joint Commission’s credentialing standards. PCVS is one of only six CVOs in the nation that is dually accredited by both NCQA and URAC.

Physicians Review Organization (PRO)

Physicians Review Organization (PRO) is an independent medical review organization that is accredited by URAC. We provide objective case reviews when there is a question about the appropriateness of medical care or when providers are working to improve the quality of care. We are unique—each of our reviews is performed by a licensed, board certified physician with the most up-to-date knowledge. With hundreds of physicians serving as reviewers in more than 65 different specialties, you can rest assured that each case review is both accurate and unbiased.

Quantum Medical Concepts

Quantum Medical Concepts, founded by the Michigan State Medical Society, provides early-stage investment funding to Michigan companies in the medical sector. It is made up of several health care organizations driving medical innovation in Michigan. Quantum provides up to $250,000 in startup funding, access to thousands of medical professionals and active management support for our portfolio companies.